We all know and love the iconic Chanel brand, but with such a hefty price tag, I was on a mission to find the best Chanel Dupes.
There were so many good finds, so I’ve separated them into two sections: beauty and handbag dupes. Chanel has so many beautiful products, but we all know their luxury items can be insanely expensive—I’m not dropping $4k on a Boy Bag any time soon.
Introducing the best beauty and handbag Chanel dupes! I’ve rounded up dupes for the most iconic Chanel products. The best part? They won’t break the bank!
Shop my fav Chanel dupes below:
The Best Chanel Dupes: Beauty and Handbags
Beauty Chanel Dupes
The Chanel Cream Bronzer took over the beauty industry when it first came out—and for good reason, it’s amazing!
This bronzer has a creamy texture you can apply with your fingers, and the product lasts all day, but…it has a hefty $50 price tag.
I love the idea of this product, but $50 for a single bronzer? No, thank you! I was on a mission to find a dupe, and after lots of searching, I found the Colourpop Face and Bronzing Body Balm.
The Colourpop Balm has a similar consistency and gives the same sunkissed bronzed glow for a fraction of the price. The bronzer retails for $15, but you can usually find a coupon code online. 😉
The Chanel cream comes in 3 colors, whereas the CP bronzer comes in 7 shades—we love an inclusive brand! I love the idea of mixing shades, too, to create even more depth on my cheekbones.
For a third of the price, the Colourpop Bronzing Balm is a great dupe for the famous Chanel Cream.
The Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush retails for $45 and is offered in 8 shades. The formula is described as “a soft silky powder.”
What I love about this blush is the subtle shimmer that it brings to your cheeks. Some blushes have that chunky glitter that looks unnatural—we’ve all been there, unfortunately. The Chanel blush has shimmer, but it’s so subtle that it’s natural looking.
The Milani Baked Blush has this same subtle glow. It has over 2,000 5-star reviews on Ulta, and reviews claim that the blush adds a soft rosy glow to your cheeks, exactly what the Chanel blush does!
The Milani Blush is offered in 8 shades as well—coincidence? I think not. If you are in love with a specific Chanel shade, Milani has a similar, if not identical, color option.
Chanel blush shade 99 is a beautiful baby pink color, and the Milani shade Dolce Pink is identical.
Chanel No. 5 is the most popular Chanel perfume scent. The smallest size, 1.2 oz, sells for $90. The magical scent is known for its long-lasting fragrance and feminine floral scent.
I love the scent and how versatile it is. It complements any lotion scent nicely. So I hunted to find the best Chanel perfume dupes and came up with two.
Perfect Scents sells perfume for $9.99 inspired by Chanel’s No. 5 scent. With tons of 5-star reviews, ladies claim that this scent is nearly identical to the original.
The Perfect Scents Chanel No. 5 perfume has similar fragrance notes and also claims to have scent longevity too.
Another great option is Floral Aldehydes by Dossier. This fragrance retails for $29 at Walmart. I’ve shared Dossier on my IG Stories before, and I’ve tried a lot of their perfumes. Their fragrances are all inspired by iconic, designer perfumes, so of course, they have a Chanel No. 5 one.
The scent notes include the same florals featured in the Chanel perfume and also add notes of sandalwood and vetiver.
If you are looking for a cheaper version of the original No. 5, either of these options would be great. After all, they were inspired by the original!
Handbag Chanel Dupes
I love the sleek design of the Chanel Large Boy bag, but for $6,200? I can’t justify that price!
The Chanel bag has that iconic black quilted design that we all know and love, with black finished hardware and a clasp on the front featuring the Chanel logo.
When looking for dupes, I could not believe what I found. The Classic Boy Mini Flap Bag is IDENTICAL.
From the black hardware to the quilted design with the same outline as the clasp, the bag looks just like the Chanel Large Boy.
The best part? This bag is well under the price of an authentic Chanel Boy Bag—now that I can get behind. This bag is a perfect dupe for the Large Boy bag.
The Classic Boy Mini Flap Bag bag is a great addition to your handbag collection that brings the iconic style of Chanel without breaking the bank.
Chanel offers beautiful flap bags in their collection of handbags, but the cheapest bag starts at $5,600, eeekkk!
These bags are known for their beautiful chains and flap design with a twist clasp on the front. Many retailers have dupes available for around $30, but I wanted to find something a bit more luxurious!
We all know the brands Kate Spade and Michael Kors, and both have dupes for the Chanel Flap Bags.
Kate Spade has a few flap handbag designs, but the most similar is the Evelyn Quilted Small Shoulder Crossbody. This bag comes in three colors, white, pink/nude, and black.
It has the beautiful twist lock clasp, chain, and iconic look as the Chanel flap bags. The best part of this bag? It is only $298, and you aren’t sacrificing quality, either. These bags are made from smooth quilted leather.
Michael Kors offers the Rose Medium Flap Crossbody bag, another dupe for the Chanel flap bags too. This bag looks similar to the Chanel purses and includes a gold/black tone chain and a push lock closure on the front.
The Rose bag retails for $144 on THE OUTNET.
The Large Classic Chanel Handbag is the perfect style staple to add to your collection, but for $9,500? That’s crazy expensive.
Luckily, I found a dupe, the Black Quilted Purse! This purse looks crazy alike and is only $49.
The purse features a similar chain with the black fabric interwoven, quilted design, and gold front clasp.
The only big difference I can find is the size. The Quilted Purse is a bit smaller than the Chanel Handbag, but for the price, I don’t mind it being a smaller bag at all!
Reviews rave about how similar this bag is to the Chanel Large Handbag. This bag is a perfect dupe for the Chanel bag, it has the same style for a fraction of the price—talk about a good deal!
If you buy any of these dupes, I would love to know what you think! Tag me on Instagram @wtfab, so I can see how you style it.
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Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.